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Regional Masters Degree in Climate Change

Partner CATHALAC (Water Center for Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean)

Date of submission 01/07/2009


CATHALAC Action pledge II

The Regional Master’s degree in Climate Change at CATHALAC is a programme designed from the Latin American reality perspective in order to train professionals capable of developing solutions to reduce vulnerability, propose adaptation measures and mitigation strategies customized to the local context.  Additionally, participants will be able to create long‐term sustainable development projects, through application of in‐depth knowledge acquired on the evolving global socio-economic context, and international negotiations and related mechanisms.    

This pledge contributes to the areas of work: 
- Methods and tools;
- Data and observations;
- Climate related risks and extreme events;
- Adaptation planning and practices;
- Climate modeling, scenarios and downscaling;
- Technologies for adaptation.

Further information

Regional Masters Degree in Climate Change

Regional focus Caribbean and Central America
Sector Business
Education and training
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Methods and tools
Target group Academics
Policy makers

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